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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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After gang related arrests Aiken Public Safety says it takes a community (Aiken, SC): It started at South Aiken, where a fight between rival gangs led to 3 people being shot. Then a shooting on Reid Drive, also gang related. "It has escalated into more sophisticated, more violent action with this behavior," Aiken Public Safety Chief Charles Barranco said.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: February 8, 2017

1 arrested, 1 on the run after Symposium Ultra Lounge shooting (Greenville County, SC): A man has been arrested after a shooting at a nightclub that left one dead and another in the hospital.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: February 8, 2017

Public Safety says South Aiken shooting gang related (Aiken, SC): It was a town hall meeting at South Aiken High for parents to hear more about possible changes to Aiken County Public schools, but some parents just wanted to hear about safety after last Friday's shooting. "There have been some concerns in the past about copycat incidents and things like that," April Bransome-Gorton said, a parent at South Aiken High School.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: February 6, 2017

Police working to curb signs of gang-related activity in Aiken (Aiken, SC): A large percentage of recent shooting incidents and acts of violence that have occurred in the City of Aiken have been gang-related, and local law enforcement – with the help of state and federal agencies – are working to address those problems, said Aiken Department of Public Safety Chief Charles Barranco on Monday.
Source: The Aiken Standard    Date: February 6, 2017

New Police Chief plans to stamp out Lake City gang activity (Lake City, SC): Lake City’s new police chief took the post just over a week ago and is already outlining strategies to prevent crime, beginning with tackling the city’s gang problem. Chief Kipp Coker, who is originally from the Pee Dee area, replaced Interim Police Chief John Kelly on Jan. 23.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: February 2, 2017

Federal gang case produces fifth guilty plea (Charleston, SC): A third member of the Wildboys street gang pled guilty to a federal racketeering charge Monday.
Source: The Press and Standard    Date: February 1, 2017

Wildboys gang member pleads guilty in Walterboro car wash shooting (Charleston, SC): A member of the Wildboys street gang pleaded guilty Monday on charges for his role in a shooting. Brian Manigo, 25, of Green Pond was charged with attempted murder in aid of racketeering. In his plea, Manigo admitted to being an associate of the Wildboys, a violent street gang based in South Carolina.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: January 30, 2017

KCSO arrests gang members, seize stolen cars, handgun (Kershaw County, SC): Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested three Richland County teenagers early Thursday morning. The KCSO referred to all three as gang members in a press release issued Friday evening.
Source: Chronicle-Independent    Date: January 30, 2017

Resident’s tip leads to gang member’s arrest in Kershaw Co. (Kershaw County, SC): The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office says a tip from a concerned resident led to the arrest of a gang member on gun charges.
Source: The State    Date: January 30, 2017

2 gang members, another teen caught with stolen cars, gun in Kershaw Co. (Kershaw County, SC): Two reported gang members and another teen from Richland County were arrested and accused of stealing two vehicles, among other charges during a traffic stop in Kershaw County.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: January 27, 2017

Third person charged in gang related killing in Chesterfield County (Chesterfield County, SC): The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office has charged Jamarcus Lavar Sellers, 27, of Bennettsville with accessory before and after the fact of murder in the death of James Henderson, 28, according to Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: January 26, 2017

Lowcountry men face prison time after social media posts show gang activity (Georgetown County, SC): Two gang members who carried out crimes throughout the Lowcountry while boasting about ill-gotten gains on social media and issuing threats on YouTube pleaded guilty this week to a racketeering charge, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: January 25, 2017

Members of South Carolina gang admit attempted murder, racketeering (Charleston, SC): Two members of the violent South Carolina street gang the Wildboys pleaded guilty in connection with a drive-by shooting that nearly killed someone.
Source: WYFF 4 News    Date: January 24, 2017

Additional penalties for gang members in Georgia and South Carolina: If you’re a member of a criminal gang in Georgia and South Carolina, and you’re convicted of a crime, you may be inflicted with harsher penalties for being a gang member.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: January 19, 2017

Two members of Walterboro-based Cowboys gang plead guilty in racketeering case (Charleston, SC): Two members of the Walterboro-based Cowboys gang admitted Tuesday to federal racketeering charges in a series of shootings designed to boost their standing.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: January 17, 2017

Father of a teen charged with murder addresses accusations of gang ties (Greenville County, SC): Two teenagers, who admit to having gang ties, have been charged in a carjacking that left a man dead earlier this month, Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon.
Source: WYFF 4 News    Date: January 13, 2017

Group cites progress in easing gang violence but says more work needs to be done (Charleston County, SC): Progress connecting with young African-American males in the Dorchester-Waylyn neighborhood shows that the United Black Men of Charleston County and the community can make a difference in their lives, UBMCC members said Thursday.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: December 29, 2016

City: Gang violence prompts crack down on Five Points clubs (Myrtle Beach, SC): A November shooting at the Pure Ultra Club in the Five Points district was the last straw for the city of Myrtle Beach. Five people were shot inside the club on Nov. 5 and city leaders took action to quell any more violence in the area that sits between Oak Street and Kings Highway across from the former Pavilion site.
Source:    Date: December 7, 2016

Sheriff’s Office: ‘There is gang activity in Beaufort County’ (Beaufort County, SC): Following several emails and comments on a story about a Bluffton man characterized by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office as a “known member of the Buck Island Gang,” the Sheriff’s Office insisted there is gang activity in Beaufort County even if residents may not recognize it when they see it.
Source: The Island Packet    Date: December 6, 2016

Myrtle Beach’s recent shooting was ‘gang-related.’ So they built a fence. (Myrtle Beach, SC) : A move to install a fence and security cameras around the edge of Futrell Park has divided some members of the Booker T. Washington community. In a Nov. 8 city council workshop, City Manager John Pedersen was discussing a recent shooting in downtown Myrtle Beach that police said was driven by gang activity when he suggested constructing a fence near the park.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: November 18, 2016

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